I am a sociocultural anthropologist and folklorist and currently a Ph.D. candidate in the Department of Folklore and Ethnomusicology at Indiana University, Bloomington. My research centers on the use of local supernatural legends as a way of remembering times of conflict and crisis. My current dissertation research examines the ways in which ghost narratives are used to remember individuals and communities harmed by protracted conflict in Ireland and Northern Ireland and how those stories impact the relationship people have to certain geographic locations.